Saturday, October 19, 2019

Carolanne -- another Inktober portrait

Carolanne McFarlane
Black marker on paper 
Inktober drawing
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019
I don't know what happened to Carolanne.  I can only hope
her life has been great.  I did this portrait from a very
moody photo my father took of her.  I don't know how
he even got the shot because Carolanne was very sunny.

But when we moved away to Toronto I lost touch with
my former neighbours, who were so much fun.

I realized working on this drawing how much my father
loved light.  He loved to make his photos as dramatic as
possible -- and yet they were about everyday subjects --
our neighbours, the scenes we lived with every day, my
mother in the house or the garden.

What I love about the photos that he printed in his
basement darkroom is that the people are very
much alive, even though he only printed in black
and white.

Have a loving what you do day.

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